2021 Gosford Spring Regatta 27th & 28th November update

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder to those who have not completed the J24 membership application online already, you will be able to apply at registration 8:30 to 10:00 @ GSC. Please remember we are only able to accept CASH on the day ($60) & you need to be registered to take part.

Please see here 2021 Sailing Instructions

Once these formalities are out of the way, here’s hoping it’s a great weekend!



We’re On! J24 Spring Regatta 2021 – 27th & 28th November

Hi Everyone,

Covid has put limitations on many things this year but Gosford Regatta still goes ahead, albeit slightly delayed!

Spring Regatta at Gosford for 27-28th November. 

This has now been confirmed by Gosford Sailing Club & watch this space for NOR as soon as they are released.

*Update 18/11/21: Notice of Race J24 NOR Gosford 2021

Our Gosford Regatta is the ideal opportunity for your introduction to racing regatta’s and for those considering the Nationals in Melbourne. It’s the ideal regatta to fine tune those racing skills!

Talking of Nationals click here for a reminder of our 2020 Nationals hosted by MHYC to get you in the mood.

More details to follow.

See you all soon




The Nationals are all go !

The New Prince has gone, 70’s somewhere, the Old King will be there –
Long Live the King ! 
Who will be coming to try to knock him off ?

Everyone’s pretty keen to get the regatta in after the little Corona problem. It’s quite possible we may have a few boats available to charter, but they will go quickly so if you want one get in sooner rather than later.

Enter by 5pm on 17 December to avoid a late fee

The NOR is now available here

211025 2022 J24 Nationals NOR Rev 0.1

Check back here or the SYC regatta page for any updates or changes to the NOR prior to entry and the regatta

Regatta Entry is on the SYC page  here

A crew briefing will be held at the Ken King Centre at 0830 on Thursday 6 January 2022. 
No more than five races will may be sailed on one day.

Racing …

Day 1
Thursday 6 January No earlier than 1030
Day 2
Friday 7 January No earlier than 1030
Day 3
Saturday 8 January No earlier than 1130
Day 4
Sunday 9 January No earlier than 1030

No warning signal will be made after 1530 on Sunday 9 January 2022.

There will be no resails after Sunday 9 January 2022.

Organized social events will include:

Date Event Location and time
5 January Welcome BBQ Ken King Centre at SYC, following registration
6 January SYC Twilight Race
7 January BBQ To be confirmed
8 January No scheduled event
9 January Presentation dinner Venue to be confirmed


  • Road trailers used to transport interstate boats to and from the regatta may be stored at the Sandringham Yacht Club for the duration of the event.
  • Each interstate boat will be provided with parking for one vehicle in the SYC member’s car park during the event. An access “key” will be required, subject to the payment of a refundable bond.
  • Car parking for Victorian members (boat owners and crew) will be subject to the normal rule of access at SYC. Car parking is available in Council car parks in Jetty Road or in nearby streets for those without SYC car park access.

Jongleur – AUS 4763 For Sale

Good late example built by Northshore in Mona Vale1990. Current J/24 Measurement certificate. Just surveyed (Oct 2021)- no problems. Full report available on request. All standing and running rigging replaced 2019 (Roni rigging, Sydney).  Has been kept in a Marina-berth in Rushcutters Bay (RANSA) for the past 18 months.  Antifouled (2020) in reasonable condition but a redo is planned prior to sale – included in the price. Booked at Sydney Harbour Slipways. Presently on hardstand at CYCA , Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.

  • Velocitek SC-1 GPS–based multifunction speedo/log/compass. Mast-mounted (removable).
  • New Ruddercraft laminated ash and mahogany tiller 2020.
  • Tohatsu outboard 3.5hp long shaft 2 stroke 2008.
  • 2-part full deck canvas cover. Separate boom and tiller cover.
  • New Porta Potti (never used)


  • Main: (a) North Main. (b) Alexander reefing/ delivery main. Both Good.
  • Genoa: (a) Sydney Sailmakers PX laminate. 1 season, as new. (b) North. Good). (c) Olympic, serviceable, patched in places.
  • Jib: (a) Sobstadt dacron. (b) Olympic dacron. (c) North dacron (ordered, not yet arrived. See options below)
  • Spinnakers: various weights. Red, Blue, Green


  1. a)  e-propulsion Spirit 1.1 electric motor (3hp – Sep 2020) with battery, 240v charger and solar charger module. extension cable (2021) -$2600ono.
  2. b) New Northshore jib on order, due end Oct. Pay $690 balance owing if wanted, otherwise will sell separately.

$13,500 ONO. Contact John Fraser on 0411247878.  JohnFraser@casimaging.com

NSW State Championships 6-7th Nov 2021

Dear J24 Owners

Further to my email below, following the easing of Covid restrictions announced today and the promise of further easing probably on 25 October it looks like the NSW State Championship is ON, for fully vaccinated competitors. Skippers will be required to confirm that all their crew are fully vaccinated as part of the compliance with their online entry.

A reminder that the 2021 J24 NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on the weekend of 6 and 7 November 2021. The event will be run by RANSA on Sydney Harbour in the vicinity of Clark and Shark Islands, and will comprise 6 WW/LW races over two days, with the first warning signal at 1025.

The Notice of Race and entry details are on the RANSA website here: Official Notice Board: NoRs, SIs and Amendments – RAN Sailing Association

If you are planning to enter please now do so as soon as possible to enable us to finalise arrangements: be assured that if circumstances change and the event does not go ahead any entry fees paid will be reimbursed in full.

We will be able to arrange cranage and limited overnight berthing or mooring for non Sydney Harbour based boats if required by appointment, in the meantime please let me know if you need further information or assistance with your entry– by email please as the RANSA office is not attended full time.

Kind regards,


Roger Wragby

Sailing Administrator

RAN Sailing Association

T: 02 9363 9939

E: office@ransa.com.au

J24 NSW States 2021 6-7th November

J24 STATES 2021 NoR_Final

Dear J24 Owners

The 2021 J24 NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on the weekend of 6 and 7 November 2021. The event will be run by RANSA on Sydney Harbour in the vicinity of Clark and Shark Islands, and will comprise 6 WW/LW races over two days, with the first warning signal at 1025.

The Notice of Race and entry details are attached.

At this stage we are unclear as to what will be permitted under COVID restrictions in November, but the outlook is hopeful and this serves as advance notice so that you can begin preparation.

We look forward to seeing you on the water again, and in the meantime please let me know if you need further information – by email please as the RANSA office is not attended full time.

Kind regards, Roger Wragby, Sailing Administrator
RAN Sailing Association
T: 02 9363 9939  
E: office@ransa.com.au

Are you ready for CCW


Lock down is driving us all mad with non sailing depression, why just the other day I heard from a disgruntled J owner lamenting the lack of sailing. Sitting on a half drunk box of Coronas, complaining about the extra weight he is putting on with the ‘stay at home and consume’ lifestyle.
And that my friends, leads me to the things we shall have to remember if and when Chairman Dan ever lets us go sailing again. ‘What’s this rope for’, ‘ah that’s a very important rope and that’s another very important rope’ as one of my crew said to one of our new Thursday night crew. Yes we have a boat full of ropes, sheets, lines and all those other things that will have escaped our attention for so long and they are all very important.
Then there is the paperwork, the electronic sign in … remember to do that or suffer the embarrassment to your crew as you meekly admit all their hard effort has been in vain. To the bar skipper … and have that wallet ready !
Now are you ready for CCW, this is the new factor we have yet to come to grips with. It won’t be easy, it will be a messy calculation we’ll all have to make to get racing again, especially for the Nationals where we’ll have to factor in interstate politics and shenanigans.
CCW will be a calculation taking in state and city lock downs, days lost to the corona, movement interstate to escape the rot, a series of calculations to rival Bitcoin mining – and this just to allow you to go racing against your fellow sufferers.
Get out those scales skippers, it’s just the first step to understanding and complying with your new CCW, your Covid Corrected Weight.
The collective crew girth has expanded along with the weight and something has to be done about it. So your new CCW will be a calculation to bring your lockdown excesses back to the standard 400kg. Based on the lockdown CCF (Covid Correction Factor) established on the number of days you have been in lockdown, divided by the number of crew still able to fit on the rail and multiplied by the number of boats entered and divided by the average wind strength expected in the regatta, a CCF will enable your crew to weigh in at a higher weight as long as the corrected weight comes back under 400kg.
Melbourne boats will benefit most by this due to the larger number of locked down days and it is anticipated that the max actual weigh in weight will be in the region of 430kg. Sydney boats will probably only reach half that actual weight before going over the corrected 400kg. South Australian boats will barely register any change.
There are penalties to be factored in for skippers that have tried to escape the lockdown by moving to other states (Ron) and a negative CCF will be applied here so that they may only be able to weigh in up to around 370kg which will then be corrected up to the 400kg limit.
Naturally there will be different State Associations arguing their different CCFs and this is to be all settled by the National Association in time for the expected revival of um … J24 yacht racing.

2022 Nationals in Melbourne

G’day thrill seekers, Corona drinkers and J24 people.
For obvious reasons the Nationals aren’t locked in …. as we are still locked down

The semi-official word is that the Nationals are on ….. until they are off

We all want to go sailing, racing and knocking back a Corona or two with our mates. So Dan willing, we get to 80% on the needle and the creeks don’t rise …. we’ll be sailing

So pencil it in …
Jan 6-9, J24 Australian Championships at SYC !

J24 International Pulse Mag

International Pulse, the international J24 mag has a new issue out, with details on the North Americans, World Champs at Corpus Christi next year, European Champs in Ireland next year, reports from Ireland, Canada, Hungary and Sweden – all good reading but a little depressing reading with the boat locked down around here. Anyway grab yourself a sherbet and get into reading about the other half – it’s all good stuff. Click here https://bit.ly/3zmBChI